UT students might be conscious of their own energy consumption, but one group aims to give students a first-person perspective on how much energy UT buildings use. On Friday, Longhorn Lights Out hosted their monthly “Join the Dark Side” event in which groups of students turn off lights and other unnecessary electronics in buildings across campus.
Check in and learn about the School of Architecture's Materials Lab, an ever-growing collection features 29,000+ material samples that is reflective of the current building and design markets. Curator and Director Jennifer Wong discusses how materials are reused in support of UT Austin's zero waste goal.
Longhorn Lights Out is a Green Fee-funded student organization that works to save energy on campus since 2013. They also work to increase awareness about energy usage, and the Tower will darken on April 18th as part of their campaign.
Jim Walker, Director of Sustainability at The University of Texas at Austin, writes in The Daily Texan about the recent revitalization of Waller Creek on campus due to the work of Landscape Services, Environmental Health and Safety, and other UT entities.